John Lutgens Law Firm

The Experience You Need. Welcome to the Law Offices of John J. Lutgens! Mr. Lutgens is an attorney in Vancouver, Washington who with his legal team have been representing clients in Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area since 1992

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Firm Overview

We have been guiding clients in Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, Washougal, Clark County, Cowlitz County, Skamania County, and the greater Portland metropolitan area through the legal complexities of the issues facing them.

Facing legal issues, whether civil or criminal, can be an intimidating experience for individuals and their families. When confronted with a civil law suit, a criminal charge, a financial crisis, the loss of a family member or the end of a marriage, you need to know that you can turn to an experienced and trusted legal professional.

Mr. Lutgens' law firm is experienced in defending clients in many areas of felony and misdemeanor criminal law, including drug charges, drunk driving (DUI and DUII), domestic violence, assault, suspended licenses, harassment, and other criminal charges. You can be assured when appearing in Superior, District or Ciruit Courts that you have an attorney focused on protecting your rights throughout the process.

When facing bankruptcy, personal injury accident, estate planning (probate, will and trust preparation), business issues, divorce proceedings, or child visitation rights Mr. Lutgens and his legal team can provide you with the guidance you will need to protect you and your family.

The first step is calling us for a FREE CONSULTATION. Talk to us in person and let us help guide you in resolving your pending legal problems.
Main Office

Main Office
401 W 13th St.
Vancouver  WA  98660

Phone
  • (360) 693-2119
Fax
  • (360) 906-0679

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION - OFFICE OR TELEPHONE

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

All services can be done on a Fixed or Flat Fee basis. Fees are dependent upon the complexity of the legal matter.

Hourly Rates

Competitive Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours

9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday - Thursday, Friday 9:00 A.M. to Noon, Other times by appointment

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Bankruptcy
When facing financial difficulties the consideration of filing for bankruptcy protection is a difficult and often times emotional decision. When considering filing bankruptcy you need to review your options with a bankruptcy lawyer that will protect you f
When facing financial difficulties the consideration of filing for bankruptcy protection is a difficult and often times emotional decision. When considering filing bankruptcy you need to review your options with a bankruptcy lawyer that will protect you from creditors. With the current economic conditions many people are finding themselves unable to meet the financial obligations they were once able to meet. Understanding that sometimes good people find themselves in overwhelming financial problems the Law Office of John J. Lutgens, is here to help you in determining whether bankruptcy is a viable option. Mr. Lutgens as your bankruptcy attorney, along with his legal staff, will provide you with the guidance necessary to allow you to make the right choice for your specific situation.

What is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 bankruptcy, is considered a liquidation of your assets. Frequently referred to as a "Fresh Start Bankruptcy" this filing is where an individual is relieved of his or her "dischargeable debts". A trustee appointed by the Court will review an individual or couple’s assets and debts and determine what assets may be kept by you and what debts can be discharged. For the vast majority of individuals who simply want to eliminate their heavy debt burden without paying any of it back, Chapter 7 provides the most attractive choice.

What is a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
Under a chapter 13 bankruptcy, a debtor proposes a 3-5 year repayment plan to the creditors offering to pay off all or part of the debts from the debtor's future income. You can use Chapter 13 to prevent a house foreclosure; make up missed car or mortgage payments; pay back taxes; stop interest from accruing on your tax debt (local, Washington state, or federal); keep valuable non-exempt property. To file Chapter 13 bankruptcy you must have a "regular source of income" and have some disposable income to apply towards your Chapter 13 payment plan.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is generally used by debtors who want to keep secured assets, such as a home or car, when they have more equity in the secured assets than they can protect with their Washington bankruptcy exemptions. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is defined as a reorganization as compared to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy referred to as a liquidation.

Whether a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 filing is the right choice for you, we will review your financial situation and advise you as to what your choices are.

Give us a call today at (360) 693-2119. You can also email us.

"As a debt relief agency we help people file bankruptcy under the Banruptcy Code"

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice you should review your circumstances in consultation with an attorney.
DUI and DWI
Since 1992 Mr. Lutgens in his role a DUI defense lawyer, has been been protecting his clients charged with impaired driving in courtrooms throughout Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area.
The consequences of a DUI /DWI conviction can have profound impact including mandatory jail time, suspension or revocation of your privilege to drive, mandated substance abuse evaluation and treatment, significant fines and high risk insurance premiums. In many instances the consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction can be as great or greater than a felony conviction.

Since 1992 Mr. Lutgens in his role a DUI defense lawyer, has been been protecting his clients charged with impaired driving in courtrooms throughout Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area. I have represented clients in the District Courts of Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties; the Circuit Courts of Multnomah, Columbia, Washington and Clackamas Counties; the Municipal Courts of Battle Ground, Camas, Kalama, La Center, Lake Oswego, Ridgefield, Stevenson, Washougal and Woodland.

DUI DUII Lawyer Vancouver WashingtonIf you have been charged with DUI /DWS it is important for you to discuss your case with an attorney experienced in DUI/DWS charges. My firm can provide you with the experience of having represented clients in DUI/DWS charges over the past 15 years, assuring you of protecting your rights and achieving the best results possible in your case.

Give us a call today at (360) 693-2119. You can also email us.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For legal advice you should review your circumstances in consultation with an attorney.

John Lutgens

John Lutgens has been a lawyer in Vancouver Washington and the Portland metropolitan area since 1992. After graduating from Willamette University, College of Law in 1992, he joined the Portland firm of Sims & Sims. While at Sims & Sims he practiced in criminal defense, personal injury, estate planning & probate, real estate law, commercial fishing law, business transactions, and litigation.

Since 1994, when John Lutgens opened his firm in Vancouver, Washington, he has practiced in multiple areas, including plaintiff
License
  • Bar Number: WSBA 22649
    Washington , 1993
  • Bar Number: 920862
    Oregon , 1992
Education
  • Willamette University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1992
  • University of Southern California
    Politcal Science , 1978

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